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Old 08-16-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Need advice from experienced lift kit dudes...

I have a 2006 tacoma and currently have a 3" suspension lift on it...i am wanting to go with a 6" suspension and a 3" body lift...i know i will need to reset the gears and have it all recalibrated but i wanna know is this a smart move? is there any better options? if i do go threw with this what all is involved in this? Thanks in advance
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to TW!
Personally, Im not a fan of the body lifts.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:16 AM   #3
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yea im not a fan of them either but the biggest suspension lift ive found so far is a 6" and i wanna go higher
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:22 AM   #4
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everyone where i live has 6" lifts and on their tacomas and i just wanna go higher than the rest if that makes sense
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:38 AM   #5
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what you mean by SAS the truck?
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
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solid axle swap...forget it....dont modify your truck...actually sell your taco ASAP
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:50 AM   #7
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haha funny but nah imma keep it
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:55 AM   #8
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height of lift is like the least important thing in regards to lifting a truck... wouldnt you rather have your truck be able to handle hauling ass in the sand...or jumping it without it breaking or crawling up rocks...yeah if you want to be able to do those things, inevetibly you will need to lift the truck...but thats just a side effect of gaining suspension travel and articulation...and so you can fit larger tires...next time before you ask questions about lifts...use the search feature....tons and tons of info on lift options
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:57 AM   #9
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as fun as all that sounds i live in mississippi...there aint no dessert to be hauln ass threw the sand or big rock hills to cllimb like over there in california...we do the whole mud thing
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:05 AM   #10
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if all you have is mud forget wasting money on a lift... lock up the rear end, change out yer gears, get the super charger... but be sure to run the exhaust straight up out of the hood like all them goold ole boys do in the south, remove the bed and front fenders so you can run 44" boggers...top it off with a gold plated nut sack swinging from the hitch
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:10 AM   #11
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haha you must not know much about the south or how we build our trucks because thats not our trucks you described thats some shit we rigged up to waste money and tear up
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:12 AM   #12
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even in the mud you should stay away from the white or blue cancer (procomp/ fabtech), those lifts dont help with suspension at all they only function for fitting larger tires. if you are hart set on lifting your truck look into running icon 2.5 with camburg 4" spindles and a decent upper controll arm something like camburgs new 1.25 uniball or total chaos 1" uniball. you can crank up the icons to 3.5 lift over the spindels, this will elimanate that crappy drop bracket in the front and give u a way better paformance in the mud over your friends. but i wouldnt run them over 2" so that way u can really benifit from them.
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even in the mud you should stay away from the white or blue cancer (procomp/ fabtech), those lifts dont help with suspension at all they only function for fitting larger tires. if you are hart set on lifting your truck look into running icon 2.5 with camburg 4" spindles and a decent upper controll arm something like camburgs new 1.25 uniball or total chaos 1" uniball. you can crank up the icons to 3.5 lift over the spindels, this will elimanate that crappy drop bracket in the front and give u a way better paformance in the mud over your friends. but i wouldnt run them over 2" so that way u can really benifit from them.
thanks i appreciate it imma research on that but before i do you have any guess to a cost on any of that?
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:18 AM   #15
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well the icon can run from 980 to almost 1200, i forgot u had 4x4 so the spindles wont work....
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:21 AM   #16
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im not too familiar with 4x4 lifts, most of the people around my place use the 4x4 just to pull us prerunners out of the sand.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:22 AM   #17
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well the icon can run from 980 to almost 1200, i forgot u had 4x4 so the spindles wont work....
ok well price isnt to bad but if the spindles dont apply to me whats that mean? i dont mean to seem so ignorant on the subject but this is the first ive ever heard of SAS
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:36 AM   #18
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its a lot of work and not cheep to convert your truck to be a solid axle in the front its alot easier to just go long travel its pretty much all bolt on and probably around the same price. total chaos has a pretty good set up just not sure on the height but like GEARAHOLIC said good suspension lifts your truck but its a side effect.
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